Right out of the gate, this snippet drew me in! Engaging, with great banter, and what looks like a fun and full cast. Already the mystery element is being teased and I can't wait to find out what it is and how it'll impact the group and plot. Despite having read books that are set after this -- this series coming after the Infernal Devices series but before the main Shadowhunters books -- there's still so much to discover and it's highly exciting to learn more about characters that later became legends or part of the lore, or history, of the later generation. I'm so excited to see cameos and fan favourites, too, and I love seeing how much Clare's writing has improved with every single book. She makes every new installment fresh and fun.